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The Best Hiding Spots for Holiday Gifts

If you’re the “get your holiday shopping done early” type, you’ve likely encountered the problem of where to hide all those presents before it’s time to wrap them and give them. You don’t want to use all the usual hiding spots (kids can sniff those out in a heartbeat), but if you get too tricky, you run the risk of not being able to remember where you hid it when you need it. (Then you happen to find it in April, and things just get awkward.)
We’re here to help, with this list of the best hiding spots for holiday gifts.

Holiday Decor Storage Boxes

Chances are, you’ve got a few boxes sitting around that are usually used to hold your holiday decor. But since your holiday decor is now on display in your home, they’re sitting empty. Utilize that space to hide gifts. The boxes won’t stand out (since they’re always in the garage, or under the stairs, or wherever they’re kept), and you’ll be able to keep everything relatively close together, so it’s easy to pull the gifts out when you need them.

Storage Unit

If you really want to make sure your gifts aren’t found, take them off-site. A self storage unit is the perfect place to hide holiday gifts. There are many different sizes of units available, so you can be sure that even a large haul of gifts will fit. Arizona Storage Centers also offers features like temperature controlled units, so if you have any delicate items, they can be stored safely as well.


No one looks inside luggage if you don’t have a trip coming up. That means that anything you hide inside a suitcase or duffel bag is likely to go undisturbed. Keep the luggage in its usual storage place to avoid suspicion.

Upper Cabinets

You know those super high cabinets in the kitchen that you have to stand on a chair to reach? They usually house kitchen items that aren’t used often, but during the holidays, they just might be the perfect place to stash gifts. Since these will be very far out of sight, make sure you have some kind of reminder of this hiding place.


Do you have a car that the rest of your family typically doesn’t use? (Maybe a commuter car, for example?) You could easily store gifts in the back seat, especially if they’re kept in a plain box or bag to avoid any accidental sightings. You could also use the trunk of just about any car, since kids don’t really use the trunk on a regular basis.

Clothing Drawers

While the closet is the first place everyone looks for hidden gifts, dresser drawers often go unnoticed. Smaller gifts should be plenty safe buried beneath your folded clothing.
No matter where you decide to stash your gifts, it’s always a good idea to keep a list of what present is kept where. This will help you avoid a lot of frustration when it’s time to get wrapping!
Happy hiding, happy gifting, and happy holidays!
Arizona Storage Centers offers secure and convenient options for all your storage (and gift hiding) needs. We have centers in Gilbert, Chandler, Phoenix, Glendale, and Deer Valley, and we pride ourselves on our top-notch security and exceptional customer service. Stop by one of our centers today, or call us at 480-386-6022 for more information.

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